News Round Up

December 2011

+ Wal-Mart impact….a $421B company: http://www.planetizen.com/node/53123 

+ UPS Worldport….the reason UPS (or FedEx) can deliver: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Worldport

+ Business has to deliver….it’s called execution. Best Buy failed to deliver products ordered on-line. This is not the way to run a business.

+ It’s reality….the world has changed dramatically. Hans Roesling is the expert in interpreting these changes. http://www.gapminder.org/videos/200-years-that-changed-the-world-bbc/

+ Not the way to sell furniture: Rooms to Go – No interest for 5 years. If a payment 60 days past due….interest rate is 29.99%! Times may have changed….yet this business model is not for the better.

+ Manufacturing resurgence in Muskegon – 2012: http://tinyurl.com/6rucpaa

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